Texas Congressman Ron Paul, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, garnered 20.4 percent of the votes to secure 2nd place in a ISU/Gazette/KCRG poll of 1,256 registered Iowa Republican and independent voters. This is the 2nd time in 4 days that Paul has earned a 2nd place finish in an Iowa poll.
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Seems like CBS is having a change of heart since Saturday’s debate.
Three days ago CBS hosted an hour-long foreign policy debate during which Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul had a mere 90 seconds of air time. Less than a week later, the network is muscling competitors out of the way just to get a camera shot of the Texas congressman.
Originally posted by 27jd
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Of course, not much to say now that he's polling high in the "scientific" polls you and the other pro-establishment trolls like to use as the reason he is unelectable. I'm LOVING it, I hesitate to use a Sheen quote, but on this occasion it is warranted....WINNING!
Herman Cain’s swoon is becoming too painful even to rubberneck. The Gingrich pile-on is now in full swing. Mitt Romney remains the front-runner, in name if not in numbers. And the final candidate of the quartet locked in a tie atop the latest Iowa poll is lurking in plain sight, steadily gaining ground as his rivals burn up in the heat of the national spotlight.
Unlike Cain or Rick Perry, Ron Paul is a known quantity in Washington: a rumpled, professorial figure whose consistent lectures on the merits of libertarian politics and Austrian economics have found increasing favor in a fearful time. His followers are the most committed of any candidate’s, but the 76-year-old congressman’s esoteric lectures, vendetta against the Fed and anti-empire diatribes weren’t winning over new ones. For the second presidential cycle in a row, polls suggested his ceiling was about 12%.
That appears to be changing. In Bloomberg’s Iowa poll, Paul sits at 19%, a point behind Cain and slightly ahead of Gingrich and Romney. And another Bloomberg survey released Wednesday shows Paul pulling in 17% in New Hampshire as well, far behind Romney but comfortably in second place. In a Public Policy Polling survey this week, the Texas Congressman leads President Obama 48% to 39% among independent voters — the only Republican hopeful to earn that distinction.
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